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Solastalgia. Immerse in ambient soundscapes from around Australia in the ABC's new Nature Track series - News - ABC Classic. The ABC's Nature Track is your window to the amazing sounds of Australia.

Immerse in ambient soundscapes from around Australia in the ABC's new Nature Track series - News - ABC Classic

These soundscapes were recorded by How Deadly host Ann Jones while on the road for ABC nature podcast Off Track. They feature ambient nature sounds from unique places all around Australia. Fall asleep to the sounds of a thunderstorm in Wiluna, Western Australia: International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance. Untitled. For over a quarter of a century, United Nations climate negotiations have failed to reach a legally binding treaty.


For instance, the failed 1997 Kyoto Protocol was modelled after the success of the 1987 Montreal Protocol, which legally required all nations to phase out chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), a chemical used in refrigerators and air conditioners. Eco-anxiety — the difficult emotions caused by environmental conditions and knowledge — is on the rise. Global mean temperatures are rising, as are sea levels. Forest Ecotherapy Who We Are - FOREST ECOTHERAPY. Untitled. You're not the only one feeling helpless. Eco-anxiety can reach far beyond bushfire communities. You’re scrolling through your phone and transfixed by yet more images of streets reduced to burnt debris, injured wildlife, and maps showing the scale of the fires continuing to burn.

You're not the only one feeling helpless. Eco-anxiety can reach far beyond bushfire communities

On the television in the background, a woman who has lost her home breaks down, while news of another life lost flashes across the screen. You can’t bear to watch anymore, but at the same time, you can’t tear yourself away. Sound familiar? Professor Glenn Albrecht - School of Geosciences - The University of Sydney. Honorary Associate Glenn Albrecht retired as professor of sustainability at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia in June 2014.

Professor Glenn Albrecht - School of Geosciences - The University of Sydney

He is now an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Geosciences, The University of Sydney. He was at the University of Newcastle as Associate Professor of Environmental Studies until December 2008. He is an environmental philosopher with both theoretical and applied interests in the relationship between ecosystem and human health, broadly defined. He pioneered the research domain of 'psychoterratic' or earth related mental health and emotional conditions with his concept of 'solastalgia' or the lived experience of negative environmental change. A-Z of climate anxiety: how to avoid meltdown. Anxiety Much like the planet, people have a tipping point.

A-Z of climate anxiety: how to avoid meltdown

Mine came last summer, when a respected scientist told me matter-of-factly that he thought it was “at least highly unlikely” that his teenage children would survive beyond late middle age. Culture - Why do we need to find wilderness? Paulo Coelho - The On Being Project. [music: “Sun Will Set” by Zoë Keating] Krista Tippett, host: I’ve had hundreds of big conversations, and my conversation partners share wisdom I carry with me wherever I go.

Paulo Coelho - The On Being Project

I love how the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho reframes the practice of pilgrimage as a journey into the tricky question, “Who am I?” This is Becoming Wise. ‘Where there are rocks, watch out!’ (Alan Watts) Alan Watts has a ‘godlike’ status for those of us who prefer spirituality to religion. He of course was the first to deny guru status for himself, but as a teacher he continues through his recordings to shed light on what is otherwise obscure and confused. How does nature boost your health and happiness? Many of us make the time for things like exercise and healthy eating because we’re aware of the health benefits.

How does nature boost your health and happiness?

But with more and more Australians living in urban settings, plenty of research now shows we are neglecting another very healthy activity – engaging with nature. Nature engagement might be as simple as visiting your local park, doing some gardening or walking your dog. But such simple activities can have profound results. Nature Heals – An Introduction to Nature-based therapies in Australia and NewZealand. Nature Deficit Disorder. Issue 260May/June 2010On Being Human Undercurrents Nature Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv.

Nature Deficit Disorder



University of Earth. DIPLOMA Of Ecotherapy — earth create heal. Certificate in Ecotherapy and Sustainable Systems at JFK University. Click for flyer.

Certificate in Ecotherapy and Sustainable Systems at JFK University

In Fall 2010, John F. Kennedy University rolled out a one-year graduate-level Certificate in Ecotherapy and Sustainable Systems. This certificate is a hybrid, with course content online and over a hundred hours of assignments offline to balance information and theory with application and direct practice. Offered by the Department of Consciousness & Transformative Studies (Pleasant Hill, CA campus), the Certificate is designed to train ecotherapists and cultural mentors who desire to facilitate deep transformation, education, and healing by guiding individuals and groups into consciously beneficial relationships with the natural world. Included are tools for practicing ecotherapy, educating one's community about the scientific, social, and psychological aspects of sustainability, leadership skills, key concepts from ecopsychology and related fields, and introductions to the latest studies and practices in horticultural therapy and interspecies healing and communication.

Japanese nature therapy: A beginner's guide to forest bathing - ABC Life. When Kate Bendal told her bushwalking husband that she was going to try forest bathing, he wondered if it involved swimming or nudity. Instead, it's more likely to include moving at a snail's pace and listening to the trees. "It sounds airy-fairy, but when you're in the forest it all makes sense," says Kate, a Southern Highlands businesswoman who recently joined a guided forest bathing walk. The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy has enthusiastically adopted forest bathing internationally, while acknowledging its origins in the high-stress environment of 1980s corporate Japan. According to the Association, "death by overwork", or karoshi, was a widespread phenomenon of ill health often resulting in fatal heart attacks and strokes, requiring a serious response.

Inspired by the Shinto reverence for nature, government-backed research focused on the measurable health benefits of a stroll in the forest. Flow (psychology) Theodore Roszak : Towards an Eco-Psychology (excerpt) Ecopsychology: Reinventing the Human-Nature Relationship in the Digital Age, Part 1 - 2013. Ecopsychology: Reinventing the Human-Nature Relationship in the Digital Age, Part 2 - 2013. Dave Key @ Schumacher College: Applied Ecopsychology. ICE. Theodore Roszak, ’60s Expert, Dies at 77. Tales of the Earth. Biophilia hypothesis. Home - Richard Louv. Google Translate. Aboriginal meditation is being used to heal minds in the modern world.

Updated 12 Aug 2017, 4:51amSat 12 Aug 2017, 4:51am. Howard T. Odum - Wikipedia. Howard Thomas Odum (also known as Tom or just H.T.) (September 1, 1924 – September 11, 2002) was an American ecologist. He is known for his pioneering work on ecosystem ecology, and for his provocative proposals for additional laws of thermodynamics, informed by his work on general systems theory. Biography[edit] Odum was the third child of the American sociologist Howard W.